Charlie is pulling himself up on anything and everything. He doesn't really "cruise" yet though... which I'm okay with because I feel like it is delaying any random trips to the ER. He crawled up the two steps my MIL has at her house last weekend. That was cute to see because we don't have any stairs at our house. (Can I get a hell yeah to having a ranch when you have small kids running around!) He has 7 teeth with #8 well on its way to popping through. His first word was "Dada" and second "Mama" I swear he sometimes says "Hi" and "Ellie" but that would make him a boy genius so I guess it's all in my head. Dr. Sarah did say that she doesn't think he'll be an early walker, but could be an early talker since he can already distinguish between Mama and Dada. I guess his ability to do that so soon makes him super special :) I was happy to hear that because I have been setting myself up for him to not be that great a talker because second kids typically aren't when they have older siblings to speak for them (or so I've been told).
He is completely on table food and is transitioning well to milk. We'll have him transitioned off the bottle and completely on milk by 11 months. The ped suggested we do it this way with #3 coming so close after Charlie's 1st b-day. His iron level was through the roof so there were no worries on her end about going all milk so early. Did I mention meatballs are like his favorite meal of all time :)
#3 is doing great. He's completely healthy and is getting to be a little porker. We can feel him outside my belly now which is fun for Ellie and Chris. I have an appointment in a week or two for a regular OB visit. Nothing exciting going on here (finally!). Here's a 24 week belly picture:
Ellie is beyond adorable and continues to love school. We just got back from our annual trip to Maine and she was quite the dare devil. It was the first time she actually went on rides at the fair and she was the most excited for the Ferris Wheel... which is super sized and gives me heart palpitations just looking at it. Yeah... Ellie was bending over the edge looking DOWN!! Who knew she had that in her?
Here are some pictures from our trip: